Boston College Daily Links: Spaz Staring At 2-10, The 2011 Locksley

Need to Know: The 2011 Locksley: Week 8 (Pre-Snap Read)
In other words, 1-5 is looking very much like 2-10 if B.C. hasn’t found itself. I am very doubtful that it has, which isn’t good news for Spaziani. Barring a turnaround, the university needs to clean house in the football program. And making changes up in the athletic department might not be a bad idea either.

A refresher for Eagles (The Boston Globe)
“We had a week off and we feel somewhat rejuvenated,’’ said Spaziani, who used the time to get back to basics with a team that is still very young and inexperienced (freshmen or sophomores listed in 28 of the first 44 places on the depth chart). “We needed time to get some guys rested. The first part of practices [in the off week] were strictly fundamentals. Now we’re in a game mode.’’

BC gears up for another closing kick (BostonHerald.com)
“I think for a lot of guys it was a week to recover physically as well as mentally, and a lot of guys felt better about coming out for practice on Sunday,” said All-American middle linebacker Luke Kuechly, who leads the nation with 99 tackles.

BC believes a turnaround is looming (The Milford Daily News)
"Our coaches are really getting in our heads that this is a new half, a new beginning," said junior defensive end Max Holloway. "In terms of that, we can come out and forget what's happened in the past and just try our hardest to get these W's, like we're supposed to, what we're used to doing."

What to watch in the ACC: Week 8 (ESPN ACC Blog)
6. Boston College on third downs. The Eagles have struggled to sustain drives this season and are No. 80 in the country in third-down conversion percentage at 37.93 percent. That could be a problem against a Virginia Tech defense that held Wake Forest to just 1-of-13 third-down attempts last weekend. 

Boston College-Virginia Tech Preview (Rivals.com)
“The ball’s not bouncing our way in all aspects of football,” defensive end Max Holloway said. “Once we get that, we’ll be rolling.”

Kyle Fuller talks about Boston College (VTEffect)
DB Kyle Fuller of the Virginia Tech Hokies discusses the Wake Forest game and upcoming opponent Boston College.

Scouts Inc. draft board high on ACC (ESPN ACC Blog)
Todd McShay of Scouts Inc. released his latest draft board, and the ACC has good representation -- once again with the defensive players leading the way. The only problem is that some of these guys are underclassmen, and it's always a loss to the league to lose those good players early if they decide to go. There is only one offensive player in the ACC McShay considers a first-round pick right now.

Eagles Participate In Red Bandanna Run (BCEagles.com)
Several Boston College teams took part in the seventh annual Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna Run on October 15 to support the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust.

Overheard At ACC Operation Basketball, Part 2 (ACC Sports Journal)
“They’ll go through a brick wall for you then ask questions later,” - BC’s Steve Donahue on his large group of freshmen.

Steve Donahue on Twitter @Coach_Donahue
Had a tremendous day with the media and other ACC coaches in Charlotte. Headed back to Boston now with DK, Dennis and Patrick.

Boston College recruits flying high (The Hockey Writers)
1.Michael Matheson D (Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)/Boston College) He had a three point weekend including a goal and an assist against the Green Bay Gamblers and had an assist against the Waterloo Blackhawks. The 17-year old is finally getting adjusted to junior hockey after spending the last two years with the Lac-St. Louis Lions of the Quebec Midget AAA circuit. He has already played for Team Quebec at the World Under-17 Challenge and Canada this past summer at the Ivan Hlinka Under-18 tournament. The scouting service ISS just ranked him as 24 best player for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. As it stands today, he’s premiere defensive recruit for 2012 in Hockey East.

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